M O N D A Y NOVEMBER 4, 2002
THE BROWN DAILY HERALD Volume CXXXVII, No. 105
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Simmons honored by NAACP, speaks to local chapter about education,diversity BY CASSIE RAMIREZ
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ROCK ON Brown Concert Angency sponsored a concert series Sunday night at Production Workshop.
President Ruth Simmons announced the University will unveil plans to support education in Rhode Island Friday night at “Freedom Under Fire,” the NAACP’s Providence branch’s 93rd Annual Freedom Fund Dinner. Simmons, who was honored with an award at the event, spoke about education, diversity and Brown’s place in the academic world. The best defense against terrorism, she quoted NAACP Chair Julian Bond as saying, is an affirmation of American values. “To insure ourselves against intolerance. We must educate ourselves as much as possible,” Simmons said. Simmons said the basic civil right of all children is the right to the highest quality of education available. “After all, knowledge is freedom,” she said. With the lack of proper education comes the inability to remain a “peaceful, orderly society, Simmons said. “What can we do? We are at a threshold of tremendous opportunity,” she said. She said that improving education is a process that must involve everyone, including students and staff at Brown. “We have a moral obligation to work with the community and civil leaders,” she said. Simmons also offered the University’s expertise “where it’s appropriate to act in this area.” In the coming months, she said, the University will reveal a number of steps it is taking to support education in Rhode Island. “We’ve got to invest to make a difference,” she said. see NAACP, page 6
Health Services seeks to expand offerings with limited fund increases With only a small budget increase at Health Services, students will have to wait until next year for Brown’s medical provider to offer longer hours BY MARIA DI MENTO
As the costs of health care swell, Health Services will not see a notable increase in its annual budget next year despite efforts to expand hours and services. Health Services’ budget for Fiscal Year 2003 is $4,493,246, a small increase from its 2002 budget of $4,259,520, said Barbara Fields, Health Services director for administration and planning. The roughly $4.5 million covers significantly more than patient care and office expenses at Andrews House, where Health Services is located. Health Services’ budget acts as an umbrella fund, providing financial support for Psychological Services and the University’s Emergency Medical Services, and Fields said a small portion of the budget gets rolled into funding for the Office of Student Life, which works closely with Health Services. Health Services recently conducted health education programs in campus residence halls, and is looking to find more efficient ways to accommodate students. “My guess is that in five years, we’ll probably function in the same student-based way that we do now, but we’ll be open longer hours,” said Director of Health Services Dr. Edward Wheeler. Wheeler said students have been asking for extended hours of operation beyond Health Services usual 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. weekday hours. Both Wheeler and Fields
said that as part of Health Services’ plans for the future, they will continue to provide walk-in care, but along with extended hours, they eventually hope to move toward allowing students to set up same-day appointments. But Wheeler said this is not something that is going to happen immediately. To provide longer hours of operation and scheduled appointments, Wheeler and Fields agree that Health Services needs an adequate increase in staffing, but will need to stay within budget. One of Health Services’ newest improvements is the expansion of its Web site last year and this year’s newly added health education site. The health education site provides students with information about alcohol and drug use, nutrition, sexual issues, general health and related links. Wheeler said the new Web site is part of a growing trend that appeals to students who prefer to get their information over the Web. It saves money because Health Services can cut down on costly printed brochures now that so many people are using the Web site, Wheeler said. The new site helps Health Services reach more people than in previous years, and Wheeler and Fields attribute some of this to the privacy the Web site offers. As Brown departments work to consider how President Ruth Simmons’ Academic Enrichment plan will determine various areas of funding in the future, Wheeler and Fields said they don’t think Health Services will experience any drastic changes in funding, and Wheeler said he doesn’t think the auxiliary enterprises will be affected. Wheeler acknowledged that if Health Services is worried about anything, it’s the ability to fund a future increase in staffing. “Even if we have to tighten our belt a little, we support the president’s plan,” he said.
Panelists say pressures on interracial couples come from wide variety of sources BY JULIA ZUCKERMAN
Students debated the sources of and responses to challenges facing interracial couples at the forum “Interracial Dating, Interracial Desire” Friday evening. Seventeen panelists on two consecutive panels responded to comments from members of the audience and questions posed by facilitator Barbara Tannenbaum, professor of theater, speech and dance. The lively and vocal audience filled the seats and aisles of Salomon 001. The panelists said interracial couples face special pressures, but disagreed as to whether those pressures are externally or internally imposed. “My decision to date a person outside of my race does not mean I completely understand that person’s culture,” said one audience member. “I’m always cautious of people dating me because I’m a black male, or because they want to understand what being black means.” Another audience member said she was suspicious of people who see interracial dating as a way of “crossing cultures or crossing boundaries,” or showing that they’re open-minded. “Exotification is a part of it,” said panelist Chanda Brown ’05. “I dated a white male who would refer to me as his ‘black girlfriend,’” she said. Panelist Rey Gomez ’04 said he tries to ignore racial categories in personal relationships, and said society imposes the label of “interracial” on the relationship. Parental disapproval “definitely makes the relationship
I N S I D E M O N D AY, N O V E M B E R 4 , 2 0 0 2 Fifth annual Raagmaala show dazzles audience with classical Indian music page 3
Sunday’s ‘Transfigured Worlds’ features romantic and classical music and poetry page 3
Students say rewarding on-campus jobs are hard to find but worth the effort page 5
see INTERRACIAL, page 6
TO D AY ’ S F O R E C A S T Sam Hodges ’04 calls for arming Brown Police and training officers to deal with diversity guest column, page 11
Football loses to dominant Penn offense, continuing losing season sports, page 12
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CALENDAR LECTURE — “Mathematics and Common Sense: Is There a Relationship?,” Philip Davis, Brown.Room 219, CIT, 4 p.m. LECTURE — “Fixing America’s Healthcare-Challenges, Efforts and the Grassroots Movement of the Universal Healthcare in Massachussets,” Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., Physician for a National Health Program. Room 202, Bio-Medical Center, 6:30 p.m. PERFORMANCE — “Anyone Can Hear Anything,” Chris Mann and Steve McCaffery. Grant Recital Hall, 2 p.m. SEMINAR — “Cognition and Teaching,” Sheridan Center for Teaching. Room 001, Salomon Center, 5 p.m.
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LECTURE — “Recovering Renaissance Readers,” Kevin Sharpe, University of Warwick. Room 110, List Art Center, 5 p.m. OPEN HOURS— to obtain information from the department of Special Services.Thirld World Center, 11:30 a.m. LECTURE — “The Cultural Significance of the Ghetto for Jewish History,” David Ruderman, University of Pennsylvania. Room 001, Salomon Center, 8 p.m. LECTURE — Phitsamay Sychitkokhong, Coalition for Asian Pacific American Youth, Third World Center. Room 106, Smith-Buonanno, 7 p.m.
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ARTS & CULTURE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2002 · PAGE 3 ARTS & CULTURE REVIEW ARTS & CULTURE REVIEW
Fifth annual Raagmaala concert features classical Indian music ELLEN WERNECKE
Like its precursors, Raagmaala’s fifth annual concert of Indian classical music at Brown did not disappoint, but the format of the show may have left newcomers to the genre out in the cold. Indian-born Anupama Bhagwat on sitar and Nitin Mitta on tabla played cross-legged on a white sheet on the floor of the stage, creating an intimate atmosphere for the crowd of about a hundred in Salomon 101 Saturday. Bhagwat’s playing is effortless, delicate, rhythmic and resonant. What sets the sitar apart from every other stringed instrument is its ability to sustain on the 13 lower strings and at the same time weave a melody out of the higher strings — Bhagwat stretched the limits of her four-foot instrument while still crafting melodies of beauty and charm. Bhagwat and her 18-stringed wonder pulled the audience in from the first notes that she played with humility and grace, her right hand producing a string of shimmery notes without seeming to move. Tabla player Nitin Mitta first accompanied Bhagwat with steady beats and rhythms on his two high-pitched drums, one tuned to the sitar. As the young musicians continued to play together, the piece evolved into a frenetic duet instead of a calm solo-and-accompaniment piece. Mitta matched Bhagwat’s furious bursts of trills, using all 10 fingers and the palms of his hands on his tablas. When strings and drums cadenced as one, the result mes-
merized the audience. But neither the performers nor the introducer took the time to explain what, exactly, was mesmerizing them. Indian classical music is based on the raga, a melodic line consisting of five to seven notes in either a rising or falling pattern. Combined with different rhythms and tempos, ragas form extended compositions such as Bhagwat and Mitta played Saturday. A short explanation such as this would have been helpful before the evening’s first piece, a series of variations upon a raga that lasted nearly an hour without a break. To play for so long without a break, Bhagwat and Mitta ought to be congratulated, but the suspenseful start-and-stop nature of the piece made it easy for the neophyte listener to get lost in the endless variation and improvisation. Perhaps Bhagwat would have done better to start with the shorter compositions that followed, in which she first played or sang the raga and then continued with the composition that built upon it. While those who attended the concert, sponsored by the music and religious studies departments and local restaurant Kabob and Curry, obviously appreciated the music, fewer understood it. By including some background information about the classical art, the organizers of the Raagmaala concert could have drawn a larger audience. Bhagwat and Mitta’s obvious talents should not have been reserved for those who understand the nuances of the form.
‘Transfigured Worlds’ concert highlights classical and romantic influences on music and poetry BY STEFAN TALMAN
Readings of poetry and the performance of classical string pieces alternated in “Transfigured Worlds: Poetry and Music in Concert: Tracing the Romantic Spirit from Vienna to Lisbon,” a Sunday afternoon concert. This combination of scholarly and aesthetic exercises explored the dialogical influence between more ‘classical,’ romanticstyle music and poetry. The fundamental tragedy of this concert was by no means the music and poetry performed, the masterful performance of the chosen pieces, the compelling theme interweaving the two or the beautiful setting — the oftoverlooked John Carter Brown Library. What the performance lacked, sadly, was the presence of Brown students. No more than 10 students dotted the crowd, where the average audience age seemed to hover around 60. The string performances of the afternoon were nothing less than masterful. All by professionals, the performances were truly world-class, with two musicians from Portugal and the others members of well-known Northeastern performance groups and faculties. In the case of this concert, one finds it necessary to acknowledge Nigel Gore’s and Miguel Rocha’s beautiful executions, in English and Portuguese, respectively, of see POETRY, page 6
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Golf continued from page 12
RI THE TURTH IS (STILL) OUT THERE.
Right now, the PGA is the only sponsor of the Augusta club, as all other sponsors have been dropped by the club. With Martha Burk, chairwoman of the National Council of Women’s Organizations, threatening to target the PGA sponsors, I suggest that the sponsors take the initiative and threaten the PGA themselves. Small sponsors can only do so much to change things, but major television networks present a potentially enormous threat to the PGA.Without television coverage, events like the Masters are about as lucrative as selling fire retardant American Flags in Iraq. Right now the CBS network is covering the majority of the Masters event. CBS should deliver a direct mandate to the PGA saying that either a new club be selected for the Masters, or CBS will refuse to cover the event. Sure the PGA can hold out and search for another network to cover the event, but do they really believe another network will hop into the hot seat? The only networks I can see choosing to cover the event at this point would be the Golf Channel, which reaches all of probably 22 households, or the male equivalent of Lifetime, which may or may not be another brainchild of
Right now, the PGA is the only sponsor of the Augusta club, as all other sponsors have been dropped by the club. Vince McMahon. Is it the responsibility of CBS to take a hard-line stance in this issue? Some may argue that Kevin Bacon has fewer degrees of separation than Augusta than CBS does with the club (after all, the actor Augusto is only three degrees away from Kevin Bacon.) But if CBS prides itself on providing quality, respectable coverage, then it should drop the Masters coverage and air quality entertainment like a new Survivor starring John Daley and a keg of beer.Fingers have been pointed enough and expectations for an event in six months have been laid out, but nothing has been done. I would like to see someone step up to the plate and solve the problem. While I wouldn’t mind watching the Masters played on a random public course, what I’m sure most of us would like to see is the Masters being played at Augusta, boasting a diverse membership.
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CAMPUS NEWS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2002 · PAGE 5
Students say on-campus jobs offer challenging tasks and high pay BY ALAN GORDON
About 45 percent of Brown students held on-campus jobs, and a significant percentage held off-campus jobs in the 2001-02 school year, said Tracy Watts, assistant director of Student Employment. Finding a rewarding job can be a daunting task, but as Watts and three holders of highly desired jobs maintain, it is not an impossible one if students know where to look. Barbara Peoples, associate director of Career Services, said some of the best jobs are available to students with technical skills. Akash Parikh ’03 is one example of a technically skilled student. He works for the Computer Science department as a systems programmer, operator and consultant. His job consists of administrative work like systems maintenance, off-hours technical support, backups and restoring information. Parikh says it’s a great job and “offers a lot of perks, but it also asks a lot out of you.” These benefits include an office and a computer, a lot of trust, good pay and the chance to interact with faculty and staff, he said. It is also a learning experience and
“offers room for your own edification,” Parikh said. Another way to obtain a desirable job is to work your way up through one organization. Ben Donsky ‘03 and Cisco Dilg ‘04, co-coordinators of Student Security, both started working for Shuttle and Escort service as first-years. Dilg said he signed up for the job because “I was looking for something to do and I missed driving.” Gradually, they “moved up the ranks” to head their organization Donsky said. Now they are in charge of a program that employs 113 people. Both students said they enjoy their jobs. Cisco said he made friends with coworkers to the point where work became a social situation. He said he finds the job gratifying when he realizes how it positively affects the Brown community. Donsky said he likes the managerial experience and the autonomy he has as head of a student-run organization. He also said his job led to an internship at the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority and gave him a good idea of what kind of career he wanted. Watts said finding the best job is an individual pursuit, dependent on a student’s goals. For example, she said stu-
dents who want flexibility could work for the libraries, students who want professional skills could work up to management of University Food Services and students who want to help people could work for local community service agencies. “The best thing isn’t the salary, but what you personally get out of it,” Dilg said. Donsky offered more direct advice for finding enjoyable employment: “It’s not hard to find a satisfying job if you come work for us.” Both on and off campus employers post jobs on the student employment Web site. In the 2001-02 school year, employers posted about 560 different jobs and 2,000 openings, Watts said. Students can narrow their job search to a specific campus department, or offcampus industry, and can organize their results by categories such as highest possible hourly pay rate, highest starting hourly pay rate and most openings. Another feature of the Web site is Jobmail. Through this program, students can sign up to receive e-mails every time a job type they specify becomes available. Watts likens the Web site to an online
Both on and off campus employers post jobs on the student employment Web site. Students can narrow their job search to a specific campus department, or off-campus industry. bulletin board. The Student Employment Office does not screen off-campus jobs, but it allows employers to post openings. The Web site lets students view job openings without walking around campus and looking at real bulletin boards, Watts said. Watts acknowledges that not all available on-campus jobs are posted on the site yet. Still, she said the Student Employment Office is looking to ensure that all jobs get posted there. The Student Employment Office Web site can be accessed at http://www.financialaid.brown.edu/studentemployment.p hp.
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Interracial continued from page 1 harder,” said panelist Jill Lynch ’05. Panelist Sean Thomas ’03 agreed, saying that the success of an interracial relationship is “about how much you’re really going to let society get to you.” “I don’t think the heart can see race, I don’t think the heart can see gender,” said panelist Thilakshani Dias ’05. But panelist Nikhil Laud ’03 said “there are serious exotification issues” in the media and society. “You can’t say that doesn’t affect your personal preference,” he said. Much of the discussion centered on questions that arise when interracial couples marry and have children. Some audience members and panelists said it is difficult to pass down a particular culture to a child if only one parent is a member of that culture. “When it comes to raising a child, having different cultures and different values can become a problem,” one audience member said. Panelist Sushil Jacob ’05, who
Poetry continued from page 3 Jorge de Sena and Richard Dehmel’s poems. More than anything, their recitations brought the poems to life, grasping and articulating the senses and emotions the poets worked to convey. Gore, especially, through his extensive Shakespearean experience, lent the poetry a particular and often missed dramatic air. The first piece, “Duo for violin and cello” (1923) by Frederico de Freitas, expressed three distinct yet interwoven features. First, it was highly impressionistic, in the manner of Debussy, evoking images and colors, and in that sense, redolent of the poetry surrounding it. Second, with only violin and cello, the traditional three-part harmonies utilized by composers were not possible. The resulting twopart harmony could therefore break free from earlier convention
said his parents immigrated from India, said that in his culture, “we are very tied to our own subdivision and subgroup.” He said young people are idealistic about the viability of interracial relationships, but such relationships are harder to sustain as people get older. “There are certain things a white woman cannot give her black son,” said an audience member. “There are certain things two black parents can give a child that a black parent and a white parent cannot give,” he said. Panelist Michael Keefrider ’04 disagreed. “It’s all about education,” he said. “You can educate each other. ... You can still tell (children) and inform them to the best of your ability.” “Holding onto the values and traditions that come with your culture is not necessarily reinforcing racism,” said panelist Julia Stevenson ’04. Children of interracial couples are “not losing a culture, they’re gaining a new culture,” said an audience member. Another audience member, who identified herself as multiracial, said she believes being multiracial is “better, despite the con-
and express better the third feature, the strong Portuguese and, more broadly, Latin, harmonic and rhythmic influence. The second piece, a beautiful, early work of Beethoven’s, “The Heilegenstadt Testament,” was preceded by the reading of a letter written to his brothers, somewhat ironically expressing his frustration in dealing with his deafness. In “Verklärte Nacht Op. 4,” (1899) the third piece, by Arnold Schönberg, directly inspired by the poem “Verklärte Nacht” from Richard Dehmel’s controversial “Weib und Welt,” the interweaving of music and poetry was complete. The first half of the piece resonated with dark, minor harmonies and intense dissonance, following the hopeless pleas of the woman speaking; after a subtle transition, the piece shifted to a more major and melodic harmonic discourse, reflecting the optimism of the man speaking in the second half of the poem. With all musicians involved, their intensi-
fusion. “I do feel like I have parts of both cultures,” she said. Romain said she was disappointed that so much of the forum focused on marriage and raising children rather than dating. During the discussion, panelist Andre(a) Thompson ’05 also objected to the focus on marriage, calling it “inherently heterosexist.” Stevenson noted that for many students who are dating, marriage is not an immediate concern. Romain said the forum’s organizers “wanted to stay away from heterosexual relationships and the black-white binary,” but the discussion “went straight toward that.” But Romain said she was glad the two-panel format gave a wide variety of perspectives, and the overall atmosphere made the forum a “safe space to express your thoughts.” “People were more honest with their opinions this year,” she said. Herald staff writer Julia Zuckerman ’05 can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second piece, a beautiful, early work of Beethoven’s,“The Heilegenstadt Testament,” was pre-
NAACP continued from page 1 One of the main problems with education is the quality of teachers in the classroom, she said. “We need to make sure that those people who dare step into classrooms to teach carry the enthusiasm to motivate a child,” she said. “What is with a system that instead of lifting a person up, tears that person down?” Simmons said that one of the greatest pleasures as the president of Brown was when her high school teacher came to her inauguration. The teacher was the one who originally encouraged Simmons to attend college and who helped her obtain a scholarship. Simmons said this showed the consequence of having hope as a teacher. “Believe in the power of teachers,” she said. Special attention must also be paid to action around diversity in education, Simmons said. “Brown is famous in the academic world for talking questions to death,” she said, “But we’re not so good at aggressively integrating change.” The creation of a senior level director of diversity at Brown is the newest project aimed at aggressive change, Simmons said. The search for someone to fill the job will be completed next semester and the person will be in place by the summer of 2003, she said. “We’d like to believe that racial bias is behind us, but there are continuing signs that social, economic and political action are still needed.” Without this, she said our future and freedom cannot be
assured. Simmons spoke of civil rights pioneers such as W.E.B. Du Bois and Ida B. Wells Barnett. Although they took great stands, she said they were only one part in a series of stages of the civil rights movement. She recalled a stage of the movement during her own childhood. As a child, Simmons said, “we believed there was this magic moment when we would be free. But it didn’t happen. It was only a stage in the struggle for freedom.” There is another stage in that struggle today, and it may never end, she said. Simmons spoke as the recipient of the Ida B. Wells Barnett Award. It was presented to her by Clifford R. Montiero, president of the NAACP Providence branch. Montiero has been involved in the civil rights movement for over 50 years and worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders of the movement. “Over 50 years we’ve fought to achieve what you’ve achieved,” Montiero told Simmons. The Freedom Fund Dinner is the NAACP’s major fundraiser of the year, said Mistress of Ceremonies Robyn Taylor Bryant. Six other people were honored Friday night. Many local leaders and political candidates attended the event, including Providence Mayor John Lombardi, U.S. Rep. James Langevin, Democratic mayoral candidate David Cicilline ’83 and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Myrth York. Herald staff writer Cassie Ramirez ’06 can be reached at email@example.com.
ceded by the reading of a letter written to his brothers, somewhat ironically expressing his frustration in dealing with his deafness. ty of emotion and dramatic skill came together in a perfect zenith of the performance.
Soccer continued from page 12 achieved that feat in the 2000 season. Making the loss to Penn all the more exasperating for the Bears was that it was the second time in less than a week that Bruno had fallen to a ranked opponent in overtime. Last Wednesday, the Bears traveled to 17th-ranked Boston
College and dropped a 2-1 decision. In that game, Bears’ defender Jeff Larentowicz ’05 tied the game up with just over a minute remaining in regulation before Brown let in the golden goal– on another corner kick– just four minutes into overtime. The Bears continue their Ivy League schedule this weekend in the hopes of a second place finish with matches first against Yale University and then Dartmouth on the final weekend of the season. The Bears will take on the Elis this Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. at Stevenson Field. The annual “Senior Game” presentation for the last home game of the season will be held prior to the game as the Bears will recognize Dustin Branan ’03, Omar Macedo ’03, Peter Mahoney ’03, Edu Romaneiro ’03 and Evan Ryan ’03 for their contributions to the team. Nick Gourevitch ’03 is an assistant sports editor and covers men’s soccer. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Football continued from page 12 That was the closest the game was ever going to be as the Quakers continued to dominate the game in the second half. Although Brown did have 281 offensive yards, the Quakers were able to control the play from the beginning, both offensively and defensively.more dominant Penn offense.
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WORLD & NATION MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2002 · PAGE 7
IN BRIEF Amnesty International: ‘clear evidence’ of war crimes by Israeli military JERUSALEM (Washington Post) — There is “clear evidence”
that Israeli soldiers and their commanders committed war crimes against Palestinian civilians, including unlawful killings and torture, during a three-month campaign last spring in two Palestinian cities in the West Bank, the human rights group Amnesty International charges in a report to be released Monday. In a study of the Israeli army’s operations in the cities of Jenin and Nablus from April to June, the group cites the killing of Palestinian women and children, the “wanton” destruction of houses, torture of Palestinian prisoners, and the use of Palestinians civilians by Israeli soldiers as “human shields” during military operations. The group says in the report these constitute violations of the Geneva Conventions. The report is the most recent of several new studies by human rights organizations on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Last week, Human Rights Watch issued a report calling Palestinian suicide bombings “crimes against humanity” and claiming Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat bore “significant political responsibility” for not stopping them. Amnesty, in a July report, also called the Palestinian suicide attacks crimes against humanity and war crimes. The incidents investigated for the latest report occurred during Operation Defensive Shield, an Israeli military incursion intoPalestinian cities and towns in the West Bank last spring that Israel said was aimed at uprooting an infrastructure of Palestinian terrorism. The Israeli campaign began March 29 and was sparked by a suicide bombing two days earlier at Netanya’s Park Hotel in which 29 Israelis were killed during a Passover celebration. A spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry tonight rejected the report as “one-sided,” saying it “ignores the fact that Israel is in the midst of an armed conflict that was imposed on her.” “Israel is struggling to defend her citizens against the Palestinian terror campaign, which is deliberately being conducted behind the back of the civilian population, including the use of children and the use of ambulances to smuggle arms and explosives,” he said.
Russia describes new Chechnya offensive as massive retaliatory operation MOSCOW (Washington Post) — Russia launched what it called a massive retaliatory military operation in Chechnya on Sunday to avenge the seizure of a Moscow theater and Chechen guerrillas responded by shooting down another Russian military helicopter in the breakaway republic. Sergei Ivanov, the Russian defense minister, announced that he had suspended long-planned troop withdrawals from Chechnya after reports that more “suicide-terrorists” were being trained in preparation for strikes against civilians similar to the theater siege that led to the death of at least 119 hostages last month. “In recent days, we have been receiving more and more information about preparations for perpetrating new terrorist actions under way in the territory of the Chechen republic — and not just there,” Ivanov said in televised remarks. “In some settlements, mercenaries, including suicide bombers, are being recruited — being turned into zombies, I would say. As of today, the forces of all the power structures quartered in Chechnya are carrying out a large-scale, tough but targeted special operation in all the regions of Chechnya.” What that meant on the ground was difficult to determine. Russia has about 80,000 troops deployed in Chechnya and despite periodic claims of victory has not established uncontested control over the republic. Ivanov’s decision to suspend troop pullouts, however, represented a departure for a government that until recently had insisted it no longer needed as many forces to keep order. The escalation of fighting could mark a new phase in a conflict that has raged off and on for the last eight years, and underscored the dramatically fading prospects for peace since several dozen Chechen guerrillas seized the Moscow theater on Oct. 23. Holding more than 800 people hostage, the guerrillas demanded an end to the war in Chechnya, but Russian commandos stormed the theater after pumping a gas into the ventilation system intended to put the hostages and their captors to sleep. The commandos succeeded in recapturing the building, killing nearly all the guerrillas and saving most of the hostages, but 117 of the 119 slain hostages died as a result of the gas, since identified as a derivative of the opiate fentanyl. The estimate of guerrillas killed has been lowered to 41 or 42, from 50. Ivanov’s announcement Sunday drew a prompt response from rebels in Chechnya. Within hours, they
shot down an Mi-8 helicopter flying outside the capital of Grozny, killing nine men aboard, including a deputy commander. This was the second helicopter shot down in a week and the latest of a half-dozen blown out of the sky in the last three months. The deadliest incident was in August when 119 soldiers and crew aboard an overcrowded transport helicopter were killed. Military authorities told Russian television that the helicopter that was hit Sunday was struck by a rocket launched from a ruined five-story building in the outskirts of Grozny. Authorities reported cordoning off the area and killing two Chechen fighters in the area afterward. In the days after the end of the hostage crisis, President Vladimir Putin promised a broader, U.S.-style war on terrorism that could extend beyond Russia’s borders. But Ivanov’s statement indicated that attention first would be paid to Chechnya. Russian officials have ruled out any peace talks since the theater siege. The claim of a new, tougher operation in Chechnya, however, left some analysts baffled. “The statement suggests that there had been self-imposed constraints they’ve been operating under before in terms of military targets,” said Robert Nurick, director of the Moscow Carnegie Center, a research organization. “They’ve never suggested that before. I can’t imagine what they are. If what it means is they’re going to be less careful than before in who they go after, it’s hard to believe this is going to be any more successful than what they’d been doing.” A pro-Chechen Web site made a similar point, detailing the bombing raids, cleansing operations against civilians and other harsh tactics used by Russian troops over the years. “After all this, Ivanov says it’s possible to be tougher?” the Web site asked. “If so, that means only the application of nuclear weapons.” Andrei Piontkovsky, an analyst with the Center for Strategic Studies here, said the new operation would only perpetuate a vicious cycle of terror and retaliation that would beget more terror. “It’s a tragedy,” he said. “Today’s statement finally confirms this president is not able to solve the Chechnya problem. Just as President Johnson could not finish the Vietnam War, President Putin is not able to finish the war in Chechnya. . . . We are repeating the same mistakes again and again and again. This president is doomed to repeat these mistakes again and again as long as he is president.”
Bin Laden son detained by Iranians
Cheney says battle to reclaim Senate is personal
LONDON (Washington Post) — Iranian security forces have detained one of Osama bin Laden’s sons and more than 200 other people suspected of links to al Qaeda, the Financial Times reported on its Web site Saturday. Citing an unidentified Iranian official, the newspaper said Iran had transferred bin Laden’s son to authorities in either Saudi Arabia or Pakistan. The newspaper’s report could not be independently verified. (In Washington, a senior U.S. intelligence official said, “We don’t have anything to substantiate this.” Because Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are close U.S. allies, the official said,“we would have known about it.”) Iran’s vice president, Mohammed Ali Abtahi, reached early today, said he was aware of the report, but “wouldn’t confirm it unless credible information is available.” Legislator Ali Shakouri-Rad, a close ally of President Mohammad Khatami, said he had no information on the reported capture. Bin Laden has at least 23 children by several wives. One of the oldest, Saad bin Laden, who is about 22 years old, has emerged as an al Qaeda leader and one of the United States’ top two dozen targets in the network. Mohammed and Ahmed bin Laden also support their father’s efforts, U.S. officials say. The official quoted by the Financial Times did not identify the son he said was detained. He reportedly said the man was captured with others suspected of al Qaeda links as they fled Afghanistan. The paper quoted Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi as saying the group numbered about 250 and that all the suspects had been returned to their home countries. He did not identify any of them. The anonymous official also was quoted as saying he believed Osama bin Laden was dead. U.S. officials have repeatedly said they do not know if the alleged architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States is dead or alive.
WILMINGTON, N.C. ( Washington Post) — Vice President Dick Cheney likes to tell donors that the Republicans’ battle to reclaim the Senate is personal for him, since “my only job as vice president is to preside over the Senate.” Hardly, but it is one reason Cheney took on a grueling 10-month campaign schedule that raised more than $40 million for GOP candidates and parties. Cheney all but disappeared from public sight after the terrorist attacks, but the high-stakes election brought him out of his secure, undisclosed location for constant trips around the country, even as he remained largely invisible in Washington. “I’m delighted to be here today for a very, very special reason,” Cheney said last week as he took the stage at a rusty hangar here, with Air Force Two parked behind him for the benefit of cameras. “I came here today to let everyone know that President Bush and I need Elizabeth Dole in the United States Senate.” And so it has gone all year, from Hermantown, Minn., to West Conshohocken, Pa., as Cheney pulled into an endless procession of regional airports to attract news coverage and cash. Like Bush’s travel, Cheney’s is subsidized by taxpayers because the government pays for the costs of flights, security and communications wherever he goes, even when the Republican Party picks up some of the costs of the events and receptions. Cheney has traveled so frenetically this year that the White House said in a July letter to Congress that he had exceeded his travel budget and was transferring $100,000 from other accounts so he could keep up his itinerary. The letter cited “unanticipated travel by the vice president,” which has included visits to military bases. Cheney’s odyssey of more than 60 campaign events culminated Sunday with a get-out-the-vote rally in his native Wyoming after speeches Friday in Utah and Missouri. Cheney typically makes a free appearance at a rally for
invited Republicans, then poses for a photo with medium donors ($1,000 at Dole’s reception) and holds a roundtable discussion with big givers ($5,000 or more, in Dole’s case). Republican officials said Cheney’s appearances are especially potent because he has no ambitions to run for higher office, freeing him from the dual motives his immediate predecessors — Al Gore, Dan Quayle and George H.W. Bush — had during their political trips. Cheney remains popular with conservatives from his years in Congress and as defense secretary during the Persian Gulf War; campaigns said a visit from him is a big help in exciting their base voters. Many swing voters said they found Cheney a reassuring teammate for George W. Bush, and fans at the vice president’s rallies still praise him with terms like competence, dignity and experience. “I don’t want to insult President Bush, but — you know!” said Spencer Harrison, 17, who was among the Young Republicans at the North Carolina event. The vice president’s wife, Lynne Cheney, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, was an even hotter ticket with conservatives than he was before the 2000 campaign. She headlined 10 fund-raisers of her own over the past two months and joined him on the plane for the final week to introduce him. She apparently surprised the vice president in Cape Girardeau, Mo., by departing from her usual remarks and describing the red strapless dress she wore on their first date, when she was 16. When Cheney took the microphone, he drew laughs by saying, “That red dress is really something.” Cheney was a stiff campaigner after Bush chose him for his ticket, and it’s hard to believe that he would enjoy campaigning more for lesser-known Republicans than he did for himself. But White House officials say he has been a willing soldier despite the obligations of the war on terrorism.
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U.S. Voting process will be scrutinized Tuesday LAWRENCEVILLE,Ga (Washington Post) —
The American system of voting goes on trial again Tuesday, two years after a deadlocked presidential election and a chaotic recount of ballots in Florida revealed deep flaws in the way elections are conducted across the country. After everything that went wrong in Florida during the 2000 presidential election, Tuesday’s voting here and around the country is likely to be one of the most closely watched elections in U.S. history. And for once, the voting process itself will be of almost as much interest as the outcome of key races. No state wants to be the Florida of 2002, but no state can be certain of how Tuesday’s events will unfold. In most states, the voting equipment and procedures are little changed from two years ago. In the few states such as Georgia where there have been major changes, the new systems are facing their first real tests, adding a new element of uncertainty to Election Day. What state and local election officials can be sure of is that they will be under scrutiny like never before. Both Democrats and Republicans are dispatching teams of lawyers and others to monitor the election process in areas where they suspect there might be irregularities. Several advocacy groups are doing the same. Legal challenges in some close races are almost certain to be filed. Even without a presidential election this year, the political stakes are high as the two major parties battle for control of Congress. Just a few close races — the Georgia Senate contest between GOP Rep. C. Saxby Chambliss and incumbent Democrat Max Cleland is one — could tip the balance either way. With the closeness of several key races, possible automatic recounts and the often slow process of counting absentee ballots, the answer to the ultimate question of who controls Congress may not be known until Wednesday at the earliest. Most of the states reacted cautiously to the Florida 2000 election debacle. Some states enacted various changes in their election laws, but others waited to see how the federal government would respond. Last month, Congress enacted legislation that mandates changes in voter registration and balloting procedures and authorizes $3.86 billion to help the states overhaul their election systems. As a result, “this year’s modest changes will pale in comparison to the likely deluge of state and local election reforms in 2003 and beyond, prompted by the availability of federal funds and the requirements of federal standards,” the Election Reform Information Project, an information clearinghouse that has been tracking developments in voting practices around the country, said in a recent report. No state went further in revising its election system than Georgia, which on Tuesday will make history by becoming the first to conduct an election with a uniform, statewide system of computerized voting equipment. Georgia officials also anticipated many of the requirements
of the federal legislation. The touch-screen machines that will be used here provide for “second chance” voting, allowing voters to review their ballots and correct mistakes before the ballot is cast. Voters whose names do not appear on official registration lists will be given “provisional ballots,” which will be counted if the voter’s registration is later verified. The voting machines are designed to be accessible to the disabled, and at least one at every polling place will have audio equipment, allowing blind voters to cast their ballots in private, without assistance. All of this makes what happens here Tuesday of keen interest to state and local election officials around the country. They know that implementing massive changes in such a complex system is fraught with peril. That lesson was driven home in September by another voting fiasco in South Florida. Like Georgia, Florida has revamped its election system since 2000, although it did not mandate uniform equipment throughout the state. In the Sept. 10 Florida primary in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, there were numerous voting machine breakdowns, polls opened late or closed early and both poll workers and voters operated in an atmosphere of confusion. For several days, the outcome of the close Democratic gubernatorial primary hung in the balance, threatening a nightmarish replay of the 2000 presidential election recount. After that experience, which also involved touch-screen voting machines, “Georgia leads the league in sweaty palms” going into Tuesday’s general election, said Doug Chapin, director of the Election Reform Information Project. But Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox (D), the driving force behind the new Georgia system, professes no such worries. After the 2000 election, Cox put together an analysis showing there was a higher percentage of nonvotes and spoiled votes for president in Georgia than there had been in neighboring Florida. “Had Georgia been hanging in the balance, people would have been laughing at us,” she said. Armed with that information, Cox persuaded Gov. Roy Barnes (D) and the Democratic-controlled state legislature to approve a $54 million bond issue to purchase new voting equipment and overhaul the system. The state appropriated $4 million for poll worker training and voter education, which Cox and others argue is the key to making the system work. Most of the September voting problems in South Florida were due to “a severe lack of poll worker training,” she said. Steve Beauchamp, 30, is one of the keys to fulfilling Cox’s hope for a smooth Election Day here. Since September, he and other technicians working for Diebold Inc., the manufacturer of the touch-screen voting machines, have been training hundreds of poll workers across Georgia on the intricacies of the new computerized, touch-screen voting machines that for the first time will be used in each of the state’s 3,000 voting precincts Tuesday.
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Vote Segal for Council At 22-years-old, David Segal is the youngest candidate in the 1st Ward City Council race, but youth has not relegated him to a secondary position in this campaign. Instead, Segal has dictated the pace and scope of this race, forcing the other candidates to address issues they would otherwise not have raised. His ability to bring people together around issues instead of playing a fringe role is more notable considering Segal is running as a Green — a nascent and burgeoning political party. Both Democrats and Republicans back Segal, and several have campaigned on his behalf; Segal has also been endorsed by the Service Employees International Union, making him one of only a handful of Greens to get a union endorsement. By raising the bar for this campaign, Segal demonstrates his potential for effecting progressive change in this city, and he has arrived at no better time than now, with the sweeping changes in the workings of city government promised by mayoral candidate David Cicilline ’83. Segal’s energy coupled with his passion for issues of social justice make him the candidate who will fight most forcefully for the interests of his constituents in Fox Point and at Brown University, as well as those of the citizens of the entire city. Most indicative of his focus on more city-wide issues is his support for the living wage ordinance that will affect Providence residents in other, poorer wards far more than in the first. While the majority of candidates in this race now support a living wage, it is Segal who brought the issue to the table and Segal who is the only candidate that supports the ordinance as it is presently written. It is this ability to balance the needs of multiple communities that makes Segal the ideal councilman for Brown University. While he has the interests of Brown in mind when proposing a permit system that would enable students to park on the streets overnight, Segal does not forget the importance of friendly town-gown relations. He aspires to establish more effective communication between Brown and its neighbors and to persuade Brown to give in kind to the neighborhood in lieu of taxing its property. This goal meshes well with President Ruth Simmons’ wish to make Brown a force in positive change for the city in which it is a part, indicating the two would work together effectively. Although it may not initially be apparent, it is in the interests of Brown students to take a global view of the city they live in. A vote for Segal serves Brown’s interests, but also encourages students to look past the small area of College Hill and toward the city as a whole.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Tarazi letter is flawed To the Editor: Michael Tarazi makes two major points in his latest response (“State of Israel not a true democracy,” 11/01). The first is that Jews and Arabs in Israel are not treated equally, and therefore Israel is not a democracy. The second is that certain people are denied Israeli citizenship because they are Christian or Muslim. Both of these statements are falsehoods. I will not claim that Jews and Arabs in Israel are treated perfectly equally. Certainly there are inequities in the system. But there are inequities in every system. Would anyone claim that blacks are treated the same as whites in the United States? In Israel as in the United States, there are imbalances that are constantly being fought against; meanwhile, the gap between Arabs and Jews in Israel is narrowing (as published by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, www.cbs.gov.il). There is no such thing as a perfect democracy; this does not mean that Israel is not a democracy at all. As for Tarazi’s second claim, it is simply preposterous. By analogizing to “a country where the majority of Jews [are] denied citizenship . . . because they [are] Jews,” he implies that the reason Palestinians are not Israeli citizens is because they are not Jewish. In fact, it is because the territories they inhabit are not under Israeli control; due to the Oslo process, Israel’s military pullback resulted in 99 percent of Palestinians living under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority. Tarazi’s implica-
tion that Israel is practicing religious discrimination is downright offensive. As Tarazi said, it’s important to listen and to learn. I hope readers can use these abilities wisely and not believe everything they hear, even from top legal advisors. Raffi Bilek ‘03 Nov. 3
PUDL alternative to Brown debating union To the Editor: Brown also promotes undergraduate participation in debate through the Swearer Center (“Debate team scores well at fall tourneys,” 11/1). In the Providence Urban Debate League model, students choose to work with Providence high school debate teams as coaches and/or judges at monthly tournaments. The “PUDL” is a research-oriented policy debate league, which seeks to bring the intellectual benefits, political awareness and self-confidence building of debate at the high school level. For the past three years, more than 100 Brown students have volunteered for the PUDL. These include former debaters and newcomers alike. For more information, check out www.pudl.org. Mackay Miller ‘01 Project Coordinator, PUDL Swearer Center Nov. 3
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OPINIONS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2002 · PAGE 11
A different choice: why Brown should arm police Given we are already being protected by armed Providence police, why not arm the Brown police? I AM WRITING IN RESPONSE TO THE University’s steadfast dedication to proongoing debate over whether or not to tecting the community from violent arm the Brown Police. So far, in these crime. Thus, the question that now lies before pages, and across campus, this debate has largely centered over the simple our community is whether we prefer to question of whether to bring guns onto be protected by armed Providence police or by armed Brown Police. In campus. However, in light of light of a number of factors, recent decisions by the the best decision here seems University, these terms must SAM HODGES GUEST COLUMN obvious. be redefined in order to First, it must be noted that maintain useful dialogue on Brown University police are the issue. Simply put, the decision to bring fully trained and accredited police offiarmed police onto the University cam- cers. Brown Police operate under the pus has already been made. After the umbrella of the State Police, have spike in crime last year, the University attended the police academy and have decided that increasing patrols by all the rights and responsibilities of city Providence police around Brown would police officers. The primary difference be the most effective way to ensure that between the capabilities of Brown Police police would be within short distance in and those of Providence police is that the case of a dangerous situation requir- Brown officers are unarmed. As such, ing an armed response, which the they are disallowed from intervening in Brown Police are not able to provide. situations where the existence of danDue to the fact that the Brown Police are gerous weapons is likely. Second, we must consider the fact not armed, they are specifically instructed not to intervene in a situa- that we give Brown University police the tion where the presence of deadly mandate to maintain the external secuweapons is likely. In concrete terms, if rity of our community. Two points arise an armed mugging or robbery were to from this fact. The first of these is the occur on Thayer Street, Brown Police, difference between Brown Police and even those standing mere feet away Brown Security Officers. Brown Police from the crime, would be specifically are responsible for issues of external security. As such, they do not respond to unable to intervene. With the rate of such armed crimes problems in dorms, unless these have on the rise, the University decided to been determined to be very serious by increase the Providence police detail on the Brown Security Officers who first and around campus. Currently, the respond to such incidents. Nor do University pays the city of Providence Brown Police patrol the grounds of the more than a million dollars a year for University. I have only seen one Brown these patrols, and while I don’t mean to Police officer walking around campus turn this debate into one of cost effec- all semester. This distinction is one that tiveness, this expense speaks to Brown many students are not sensitive to. The two details dress and look very much the same, but they can be differentiated Sam Hodges ’04 is a junior class represenby the color of their shoulder patches. tatives on UCS, and a member of the comBrown security’s are blue, while Brown mittee in which the resolution in favor of Police officers’ are red. arming was drafted.
“The question that now lies before our community is whether we prefer to be protected by armed Providence police or by armed Brown police. ...The best decision seems obvious.” My second point has to do with intertwined notions of accountability and responsibility. Brown Police, unlike Providence police, are both directly responsible for and directly accountable to Brown University. While Providence police’s response time is often more than 20 minutes, Brown Police’s is usually less than three. Furthermore, our police force is directly accountable to our University’s administration. At times when mistakes are made, these mistakes are addressed directly by administrators whose primary concern is student well-being. The same cannot be said of Providence police, simply because their responsibility to the University is subsidiary to that of the greater Providence community. Indeed, not only are Brown Police more accountable to our community, but they also know Brown far better than the Providence police do, or likely ever will. With all of these factors in mind, it strikes me that it would be a horrible shame to continue giving Providence police, who are neither responsible for, accountable to or knowledgeable of our
community the mandate to protect Brown University from violent crime. Arming Brown Police seems the obvious choice. This is not to say that I have no serious reservations about arming the Brown Police. In light of last semester’s possible cases of racial profiling, as well as the historical trend for racial minority groups to fall victim to police violence, I think that arming the Brown Police can only come in conjunction with a number of steps to ensure that no incidents of this kind occur on our campus. Arming should only come after Brown Police undergo comprehensive training in issues that arise out of their working in a racially, ethnically, sexually and socioeconomically diverse community. Brown Police must be specifically trained in issues arising out of studentpolice interaction. Third, a method forredress of any potential abuse of power or police mistakes must be set up, so that Brown community members feel that they have viable recourse for any such problems. Finally, the process of arming must be done incrementally, with opportunities for dialogue between the student body and Brown Police present along its entire course. With these concerns in mind, if we must choose between armed Providence police on our campus, whose officers are neither responsible for nor accountable to our community, and arming our own police force, I think the choice is an obvious one. This is not a question of whether unarmed police can be effective, or of simply “guns or not.” Rather, as we currently face it, our choice is between bringing outside guns onto campus, or allowing for the police we currently maintain to do the job we give them. I would much prefer the latter.
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SPORTS MONDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2002 · PAGE 12
“Hole in None” as Burk battles PGA, Masters IF A GOLF BALL FALLS INTO A CUP AND nobody is around to hear it, will Tiger Woods make any money? No. Pro golfers earn seven figures because they have an audience to watch them. Believe it or not, watching professionals play golf is an enjoyable activity for a substantial amount of the population. While I don’t make a habit spending 35 minutes to see someone hit a ball anywhere from 3-54 times (depending on if I’m watching Tiger Woods or IAN CROPP ACROPPALYPSE “Dorf Goes NOW Golfing,”) I must admit it can be alluring. But recently the appeal of watching pro golf has sliced and fallen into a big sand trap. There is a large problem afoot with the PGA, although some seem to see this problem as merely a small hindrance. The Augusta National Golf Club, where the PGA hosts its highly touted Masters event, currently does not have any female members. Being a private institution, the Augusta National Golf Club can do whatever it would like, within the law. I’m familiar with golf clubs that don’t offer membership to people of certain skin colors or people of certain religious denominations, and in a country priding itself on freedom, I find this strangely acceptable. What I don’t think is acceptable, however, is the fact that larger organizations like the PGA who consider themselves respectable, support a club like this by choosing to hold events there. While I won’t debate the statement given by the PGA claiming “(We) don’t have any control over Augusta,” I will argue that the PGA has control over the PGA. The last time I checked, the PGA can decide where its tournaments will be hosted. According the Golfer Brad Faxon, Augusta is faced with three options: allow females to join the club, not allow female members and suffer whatever consequences the PGA decided to impose or just drop the PGA and remain a private club. The way I see it, the PGA has two options: drop Augusta as the tournament site, or keep Augusta as the site and lose legitimacy, respectability and most importantly for them, money. see GOLF, page 4
Men’s Ice Hockey
Pennsylvania 31, BROWN 7
BROWN 4, Harvard 0
Women’s Ice Hockey
Pennsylvania 1, BROWN 0
BROWN 5, Niagra 2 Niagra 4, BROWN 3
Women’s Soccer Pennsylvania 2, BROWN 0
BROWN 4, Dartmouth 1 (3019, 30-22, 30-32, 30-27)
Penn 1, BROWN 0
NFL Scoreboard Philadelphia 19, Chicago 13 Detroit 9, Dallas 7 Tampa Bay 38, Minnesota 24 Atlanta 20, Baltimore 17 NY Jets 44, San Diego 13 St. Louis 27, Arizona 13 New England 38, Buffalo 7 Pittsburgh 23, Cleveland 20 Tennessee 23, Indianapolis 15 Cincinnati 38, Houston 3 Washington 14, Seattle 3 San Francisco 23, Oakland 20 (OT)
Troops bring baseball abroad
The M. soccer team will host Yale on Saturday night in its last home game of the
22nd ranked Quakers drop M. soccer 1-0 in OT BY NICK GOUREVITCH
The Brown men’s soccer team (5-6-4 overall, 1-2-2 Ivy) dropped a gutwrenching 1-0 double overtime match to the University of Pennsylvania (10-20, 5-0-0) on Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia. The defeat eliminated the Bears from Ivy contention and all but clinched the title for the Quakers – a team ranked No. 22 in the latest national polls. The result was another frustrating outing in a series of overtime disappointments for Brown, who ran its record to 0-2-4 in matches that have gone into extra time. Penn notched its golden goal and broke the scoreless tie just 35 seconds into the second overtime period when senior Will Lee found net off a corner kick. Despite yielding the late goal, Brown’s defense put together an admirable performance. Goalkeeper Chris Gomez ’05 made six stops on the
afternoon as the group kept Penn out of goal for much of the game. Thus far in Ivy competition, the defense has been solid, yielding just five goals in five games. However, the offense has struggled to provide the spark needed to win matches in what is one of the most competitive leagues in the country. In the Quakers, the Bears were facing the top defense in the league as Penn now has recorded seven shutouts overall and three in league play. Saturday was no different for Penn as it kept Bruno in check, limiting the Bears to just six shots — three on target — all game. All Penn must do now to win the Ivy League is tie one of its remaining two matches, or Dartmouth College must either lose or tie one of its final two games. If Penn win its final two matches, it will be the first team to go undefeated in Ivy League play since Brown see SOCCER, page 6
Football remains winless after 31-7 loss to UPenn BY SAMANTHA PLESSER
At least one thing can be said about the 317 road loss that the Brown Bears suffered on Saturday to the University of Pennsylvania Quakers; it was not a heartbreaker. From the beginning, it seemed as though the Bears were just not into the game as a beautiful day and a desperate need for a win were not enough to override lackluster defense and a more dominant Penn offense. Brown’s offense played surprisingly well in a game that had such a large margin of victory. Nate Poole ’04, connected on 27 of 41 passes for 185 yards, while backup quarterback Kyle Slager ’04 was nine of 12 for 66 yards. All-American wide receiver Chass Gessner ’03 continued his stellar season, catching nine passes for 76 yards and continuing to affirm his place as a candidate for the Payton Award.
There was really no hope for the Bears, however, as they went into the locker room with a 21-7 deficit. With 3:53 left to play in the first quarter, Stephen Faulk rushed for nine yards into the end zone, giving the Quakers a 6-0 lead. The extra point was good and the Quakers led by seven. With 1:04 remaining, quarterback Michael Mitchell connected with Robert Milanese to give Penn a 14-0 lead after the extra point. The second quarter began auspiciously for Penn as Mitchell threw a 12-yard pass to Daniel Castles for a touchdown. Brown rallied with a touchdown from Poole, on a four-yard pass to Ian Malepeai ’03 with 18 seconds left in the half. Still, the Bears trailed by two touchdowns going into the locker room.
ONE WEEK AGO, THE BASEBALL SEASON ended in dramatic fashion with a climactic Game Seven battle. As each season comes to a close, it is commonplace to reflect on our national pastime and how it has embedded itself into our country’s identity to ponder the effect that mere BRET games have had on ZARDA our country’s landBORN AND RAISED scape. A few thousand miles from the World Series, the sport that we call our own is helping another people to find its own identity. The Giants and Angels have hung up their cleats for a season. Our nation’s attention to sport will refocus on the NFL, college football and the new NBA season. But, a baseball game will be played this Friday. They won’t play under lights or serve refreshments. They won’t wear flashy uniforms or even play on green grass. They may not even keep score. But, for a small group of children in Afghanistan, their game will matter. Americans stationed in the war-torn country have brought a piece of home to Afghanistan. They’ve taught the children the basics and formed the first Little League in the history of the nation. Using equipment donated from friends and family, the league consists of only two teams. Every Friday, the Eagles compete against the Afghan Club in a game where nobody loses. They don’t know about the World Series, Barry Bonds or the rally monkey. They’ve never walked through Fenway Park or watched a Major League game. Some of them still don’t know which way to run around the bases. But, for a country where art, music and sport were forbidden for so long, the details are irrelevant. The point is they’re allowed to play. Some will say this is an example of Americans imposing their will on weaker countries. Some will say it’s just a public relations stunt to make the troops look better. I for one don’t care about that. It doesn’t matter if you agree or disagree with the politics of war, our invasion of Afghanistan or our continued efforts to stabilize the country. The right of a child to play, to indulge in a game with no consequence, should never be taken away. When I see my country restoring that right to children who have never known it, I stand a little taller. I remember why we are right. In the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, the ability of sports to “heal a nation” was debated by many. I don’t believe that any game possesses that power. What sports can offer is a subconscious reminder of what we have; what we sometimes take for granted. They are reminders that our freedom to play the game is what matters most. This is just a small step in a process that may never find an ending. It will be a long time before Afghanistan sends a representative to the Little League World Series. Their games are guarded, coached and officiated by armed U.S. soldiers. This is hardly the small-town baseball that so many of us grew up embracing. Perhaps, though, these meaningless sandlot clashes can symbolize that pivotal first step. Hopefully, they are a sign of things to come. Maybe they will serve as a reminder, or a notice, to the Afghan people of a future to which they can look forward — a time where opportunity and hope will replace despair and dejection — a time where kids will hold baseball bats instead of guns. Brett Zarda GS hails from Gainesville, Fla.
see FOOTBALL, page 6